Travel First Sri Lanka

12 Days & 11 Nights

Hill Country - East Coast - Culture

Meeting & Starting Point

Airport or Any Hotels in Colombo

Highlight Cities


Tour Itinerary

DAY : 01


Arrive at airport (CBM), depending on your flight arrival time do the most comfortable thing weather to stay at Negombo / Colombo hotel or directly transfer to Kandy.
After reaching Kandy, visit temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy, and watch the Cultural dance show in the Evening.
What is Kandy-Cultural dance show; group of dancers and drummers in brilliant costumes perform in a colorful stage and the strong men who walk on the fire are the key attractions in the show, this depicts the Sri Lankan culture and highlights Sri Lankan identity.
End of the day. Check in hotel relax and sleep. Our Suggested Accommodation: The Change or similar.

DAY : 02

Kandy City Tour or Hike Knuckles Mountain Range

There are two options;
1) After having breakfast visit kandy view point, Bahirawakanda Temple, Peradeniya Botanical garden, Gem gallery, wood carving and shopping.
Kandy shopping; this is a decent city where you can buy genuine Sri Lankan traditional cloths, wood carvings, handicrafts, handlooms items, leather items, music instruments, souvenir, jewelries and local products.
2) Pack breakfast and lunch early in the morning and do active hike to Knuckles mountain range, good walkout, able to watch wide range of endemic birds, migrant birds, Sri Lankan flora and fauna, one of the world heritage site in Sri Lanka, and rich in bio diversity. Can visit some kind of old village inside the mountain range, can see very rural life style in Sri Lanka, to explore the mountain range you need a trekker. Client need to pay the trekker.
End of the day, check in hotel, relax and sleep. Our Suggested Accommodation: The Change or similar.

DAY : 03

Nuwara Eliya

After having breakfast drive to Nuwara Eliya. On the way, visit Tea plantations and tea pluckers.
Visit Sri Lankan old Tea factory(Blue field),here you get entrance free of charge and can see how tea leaves are collected, mechanically how to grind them, how to clarify different quality tea products, and last how to pack them, and stores, if like you can purchase high quality Ceylon tea leaves inside the factory.
Visit Ramboda waterfall, have lunch in front of the waterfall. Reach Nuwara Eliya hotel, relax go out for boat ride in Gregory lake and watch the scenic beauty.
Check in hotel relax and sleep. Our Suggested Accommodation: Queen’s wood cottage or similar.

DAY : 04

Horton Plains / Train to Haputale

After having breakfast do hike to Horton Plains, World’s end and Baker’s fall.
Afternoon catch 12.45pm, train to Haputale & do scenic train ride. Vehicle will reach Haputale railway station with luggages.
Scenic Train Ride: Sri Lanka one of the must do amazing train ride is from Nuwara Eliya to Ella,it can be covered as below too, break down the journey for two parts and do Nuwara Eliya – Haputale and Haputale – Ella train ride, then the scenic train ride will be completed.
Pick the client from Haputale railway station and drive to hotel in Haputale, relax with the view.
End of the day, relax and sleep. Our Suggested Accommodation: Akway Resort or similar.

DAY : 05


After having breakfast, visit Lipton’s seat; Number one amazing view point in Sri Lanka, around 2100m above the sea level. This is one of wonderful view point including seven districts, lakes, hills, stupas, amazing tea plantation, ect.
Also Visit Adisham Bungalow.
End of the day, relax and sleep. Our Suggested Accommodation: Amaya view hotel or similar.

DAY : 06


Complete the 2nd part of the scenic train ride, Haputale – Ella.
Driver will pick client from Ella railway station and drive to Mini Adam’s Peak, if like do Zip Line and drop in Ella hotel.
End of the day, relax and sleep. Our Suggested Accommodation: Ekho in Ella / Ella flower garden or similar.

DAY : 07


Drive to yala. Do wild life safari focusing Sri Lanka Leopard and bear, with other fauna and flora, a place where rich in bio diversity.
Morning and Evening safari options are there, morning safari starts at 5.00am and continue until 3 – 4 hrs, morning time has high possibility of seeing more wild lives.
End of the day, relax and sleep.

DAY : 08

Arugam Bay

Drive to Arugam Bay. Arugam Bay is one of the top 10 surf point in the world and amazing beaches, best for Surfing and beach relaxing.
End of the day, relax and sleep. Our Suggested Accommodation: Bay Vista hotel.

DAY : 09

Panama Village

Do village tour to Panama village, watch variety of birds, crocodiles, and meet local people and able to do a nice day tour.
End of the day, relax and sleep. Our Suggested Accommodation: Bay Vista hotel.

DAY : 10

Sigiriya / Polonnaruwa

Drive to Sigiriya. Sigiriya rock fortress; named as world heritage site by the UNESCO in 5th century AD. better to arrange the lion rock climbing in the morning time otherwise rock temperature will increases due to middy hot, approximately 1.30hrs will take to do the rock.
Optional with doing day trip to Polonnaruwa Ancient City, the 2nd capital city in Sri Lanka, this city is special as one of largest ruined place and Buddha statues at Galviharaya, Parakrama Samudraya(giant lake) done by King of the biggest lake in Sri Lanka, the bound length is 12.3km,place where rich in historical value. If like the ancient city can be covered by nice cycling tour, this is one of the nice experience in Sri Lanka that most travelers follow, This tour need approximately 2hrs.
After having lunch drive to Minneriya National Park; 8880 ha, here guests cannot use the vehicle and driver inside of the park, need to hire safari jeep, guest need to buy entrance tickets.
In Sri Lanka there are 5879 Elephants according to Census of Elephants in 2011,there are 122 Tuskers,baby Elephants 1107,Minneriya safari target the largest Elephant gathering in Sri Lanka, like around Baby Elephants 50,tuskers 5,and total around 200+ wild Elephants, with amazing general safari starts at 2.00pm,and end at 5.30pm.
Or sometimes Elephants may be moved to Kaudulla Park 6900ha, which is located opposite to Minneriya National Park, hence Kaudulla National Park would be optional, have to be pre informed before doing the safari, well experienced jeep drivers know the pattern of their movements in the year.
Evening time participate to the cooking class around Sigiriya. Dinner is prepared by yourself with local housewife and enjoy with local food.
End of the day. Check in hotel relax and sleep. Our Suggested Accommodation: Agbo or similar.

DAY : 11


Day trip to visit Dambulla cave temple, Ayurvedic herbal body treatments.
End of the day. Check in hotel relax and sleep.

DAY : 12


Drive to airport and catch the departure flight.

You can customize your tour package on your own for experiencing Sri Lanka in your own way. We can also lend you a helping hand in designing a perfect customized holiday.

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